Police Shoot Man Allegedly Armed With Loaded Shotgun
A man who officers shot dead for allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at them, has been identified as 53-year-old Jacob Carr.
Carr, who lived in the granny flat of his family’s Ingleside property, had raised concerns on Saturday night when he allegedly got in an argument with his mother.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Julie Boon told reporters police were called to the Mona Vale Road home following reports a man was strangling his mother.
But when they arrived, police claim they found the 53-year-old with a single-barrel shotgun, which police say was loaded and “pointed at the officer.”
“Upon entering the granny flat, the man was armed with a firearm and police fired one round into the man’s leg,” Boon said on Sunday.
Injured and bleeding profusely, the officers gave the man first aid until paramedics arrived, but he died en route to hospital due to significant blood loss.
The shooting unfolded just metres from the engagement party of Carr’s nephew – Brodie McInnes, with many of the guests unaware it had happened.
“No one witnessed the shooting as it was in his flat and he was on his own,” one guest told 10 News First.
The three Northern Beaches officers involved were all wearing body-worn cameras, which captured the incident.
That vision will form a major part of the investigation along with the additional shotguns and ammunition allegedly uncovered during a sweep of the man's residence.
The investigation will be subject to independent review.